Odd Feelings About Carnegie Deli

I’m feeling a little odd, having heard that Carnegie Deli is closing at the end of the year. It’s sad, but I keep reminding myself I’ve never been there.

I wanted to go. I’ve been to the Vegas location. When my wife and I went to New York, I tried. However, my wife was unwilling to wait in the line that stretch down the block for the place. We went to a different deli across the street instead, which was also pretty good. Then we tried again on a later New York trip, but my wife was unwilling again to wait in the still tremendously long line.

Now it looks like I won’t get back to New York before it closes.

Is it weird to be sad about the closing of a place I’ve never been? I’ve been outside. I’ve heard mentions of it throughout my life I’m sure. It’s an icon, part of my mental map of New York despite a huge amount of personal in person connection.

Still, it feels kind of weird to be sad about it since I’ve never gotten to eat there.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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